The former monastery Abadia Retuerta is located in the municipality of Sardon de Duero.
Abadia Retuerta Winery - The Abbey on the Duero River
The famous river, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal, was for a long time the border between Christian Castile and the Moorish south of Spain. The border location of the monastery made it an important defense as well as economic center during the Reconquista period. The monastery, founded by the Premonstratensian Order, was rich in land and already in the High Middle Ages cultivated the first vineyards with vines brought from Brugund by the second abbot of the monastery.
A look at the present
Today, in addition to Tempranillo, French vines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown. These are all hand picked and selected on sorting tables for the best quality. The entire property of Abadia Retuerta is divided into 54 plots, all of which have different soils. The berries harvested there are all macerated in small barrels, which has the advantage of being able to perfectly compose the cuvées and varietal wines.
Work, peace and hospitality at Abadia Retuerta
The Abadia Retuertawinery still follows the order of work, peace and hospitality practiced by the monks, even though the monastery now follows more secular regulations than it did in the monks' time. But like them, Abadia Retuerta 's winemakers work in harmony with nature, respecting the rules of biodiversity - so within 15 years they have planted more than 60,000 pine trees on the 700 hectares of monastery property.
The grape varieties
At the winery Abadia Retuerta the following grape varieties are cultivated, among others:
- Petit Verdot
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc
More information aboutAbadia Retuerta
|Company Name:||Abadia Retuerta SA|
|Street:||Carretera Nacional 122|
|City:||47340 Sardón de Duero|
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|Telephone:||+34 914 321 642|